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If you could change one rule in tennis...

what would it be?
The commentaters were suggesting a while ago whether they should be allowed to toss the ball more than once before serve.

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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

Nice idea for a thread

* Unlimited hawkeye, although it may seem crazy for some of you, including on clay. Justice should have no limits
Hawkeye should work faster, after every point on the umpire's screen

* Cleaning the clay during
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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

When an umpire or a linesman is wrong (after an hawkeye), they can be punched by a player

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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

No ball bouncing, no clearing the clay off the lines, no water bottles arranging, no sock adjusting, no arse picking.

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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

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Nice idea for a thread

Unlimited hawkeye, although it may seem crazy for some of you, including on clay. Justice should have no limits
Hawkeye should work faster, after every point on the umpire's screen
I like that but then they'll be abusing it and using it after every point to break opponents' concentration or when theyre tired.
But it could be unlimited if the Umpire had a small screen and could check for himself. That way it will be fair for the players, and make umpires useless most of the time..

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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

Decrease the time between points when you are serving.
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I like that but then they'll be abusing it and using it after every point to break opponents' concentration or when theyre tired.
But it could be unlimited if the Umpire had a small screen and could check for himself. That way it will be fair for the players, and make umpires useless most of the time..
Imagine Federer with that rule - if he hits a forehand into the stands, he can challenge...

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Playing on in rain.
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I like that but then they'll be abusing it and using it after every point to break opponents' concentration or when theyre tired
I'm aware of that too, really. But like I said, we've go a conflict between two values : being fair and avoiding stealing points from players and trying to protect them from overusing the system. I think the first one should dominate

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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

I also think its a bit stupid that its only a let when the ball hits the net and lands in the service box. It should be a let regardless if it's a fault or not. The players dont have the talent, or the touch to control the ball after it hits the net.

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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

Nadal can't play in so tight pants, Djoko can't bounce ball more than 10 times
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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

Instead of a "1st and 2nd serve" I would give a player 30 seconds to get his serve in play. He can have as many tries as he likes and if he fails he loses the point like a double fault.

I would also get rid of lets. If the serve hits the netcord they should play on. I hate lets.
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I hope that in few years there will not be linesman at all. It would be nice if error margin of hawk eye is small enough so that there is no need for human line umpire.
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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

No double faults.

You hit a serve outside, that's a point.
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Re: If you could change one rule in tennis...

I dont think thats possible. Matches would last so long and it sucks for the fans.

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